The two continually evolving industries of technology and fashion have a long standing love affair with one another, producing products which are all round aesthetically/acoustically/technologically pleasing. Over recent years, collaborations of note include the Armani-Samsung Galaxy S phone back in 2010 as well as LG’s 2007 Prada phone – both of which were an overwhelming success for all the brands involved.
The latest techno-luxury (yes, I just made that up) partnership sees Italian fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana team up with leading manufacturers of audio accessories; Grado.
The result? An all-round eye and ear pleasing product, entitled The DS2012. The headset features ‘open air’ technology for squeaky clean sound and is completely hand-manufactured from a precious mahogany – the perfect accessory for numerous long tanning sessions on your winter getaway.
Although not yet released, the proposed price point of £800 is probably slightly too high for the everyday male, especially with all the smashing Christmas gifts you will be giving this year. However, I have found a cheaper alternative for those looking to purchase a high quality, ‘wooden look’ headphone.
Thinksound, an American headphone company which began with a simple goal of creating ‘incredible sounding headphones with the smallest eco-footprint possible’ also do an authentic wooden in-ear headphone, actually claiming to be the first in the market to create such a product.
The Thinksound MS01 Monitor Series is, perhaps, not as pretty as the Dolce & Gabana version but coming in at under £100, you’ll be saving more than a few pounds – as well as a tree or two.
They are available now at Amazon.